JProf. Dr. Mario Schaarschmidt

Mario Schaarschmidt is Assistant Professor (Junior-Professor) of Logistics, Technology and Innovation Management and heads the Research Group LTI. Since July 2013 he is also a member of the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST). In addition, he serves as a vice academic director of the central institute for scientific entrepreneurship and international transfer (ZIfET). Before joining the University of Koblenz-Landau, Mario was a post-doctoral researcher and project manager at the Chair of General Management and Marketing at Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena.

From 2007 to 2011 he was an assistant to the Chair for Information Management and Organization at University of Koblenz-Landau and worked on various projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In 2007, he spent the summer term as a visiting doctoral student at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He successfully defendend his dissertation entitled "Managing Innovation Beyond Firm Boundaries" in early 2012.

Mario graduated with a diploma in computer sciences (M.Sc. equivalent) from the University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, in 2006. During his studies he worked as a research assistant at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, as an intern at 1&1 Telekommunikations GmbH, Montabaur, and as a working student at Sustaplast KG, Lahnstein, and Thomas Gabel Consulting, Koblenz. Prior to becoming an assistant professor he also was with Groupon Germany as a managing director. Until today, Mario has helped raising € 2.2 Mio research grants from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and other organizations. From April 2016 till April 2017, he was also an acting professor for information systems at University of Cologne.

His current research centers on distributed innovation, organizational identification, and open (service) innovation.